Jelly Rolland his wife have one of the most interesting stories in country music.
Of course everybody knows that country’s newest superstar spent much of his life in and out of prison before he turned his life around and made a career out of music.
Jelly Roll (whose real name is Jason DeFord) started out as a rapper before releasing his debut country album Whitsitt Chapel earlier this year, and since then he’s had a sold-out headlining tour and two #1 country songs on his way to becoming one of the biggest names in country music.
And his wife, Bunnie Xo, is the host of the Dumb Blonde Podcast and has built her own name in media. But when she first met Jelly Roll, she was working as a high-end escort in Las Vegas.
“I was broke. I was living in a 1996 van. Literally. Didn’t have a house.
And this woman has like two condos and a few sports cars. She’s f*cking BALLING.”
And he gets a kick out of people who accuse Bunnie of only staying with him for his money:
“It’s so funny now, the internet when I won these awards, they’re like, ‘This b*tch is a gold digger.’
I was like, ‘I was the gold digger. This woman had so much money.'”
But just how did Jelly Roll meet this high-end escort who would later become his wife?
Well it would be easy to speculate (although if he was broke and living in his van chances are he wasn’t hiring any high-end escorts), but somebody on Instagram recently asked Jelly Roll how he met Bunnie Xo, and he gave a hilarious answer on his story:
“In the earlier years when I was really broke there was a pop-up strip club in Vegas that catered to chubby chasers. It was called Chip and Whales. I’m not making this up.
And I was dancing at that club, and Bunnie just kept throwing money at me all night. So she bought a date with me and I took her out on this date.”
That would be quite the story…if it were true.
Apparently the “Chip and Whales” story is a joke that Jelly Roll likes to tell (although I’m not sure how much Bunnie likes it). But the real story is that Bunnie came to a show that her future husband was playing at the now-closed Country Saloon in Vegas.
She didn’t know who he was at the time, but the two hit it off:
“She was with some abusive douchebag, and they came to a show, and we were backstage…They split, and I’m not going to act like I shot my shot. She kind of shot hers.
We had mutual friends. She was like, ‘Yo. Just plug me in with Jelly.’ And I hit her on some other sh*t. I was like, ‘Yo. I’m trying to come out to shoot some content and video stuff. She was like, ‘Yeah! C’mon!’ I was like, ‘Cool, well I’m living in my van, so I’ll leave now.’
I had my videographer fly out, and the first night I slept on the couch and the second night I slept in her…
It’s a white trash love story.”
Ok, I guess that story’s pretty good too. But man do I wish that “Chip and Whales” story were true.